How Do I Write an Adoption Plan in Arizona?
Facing an unplanned pregnancy is scary, and you may feel overwhelmed as you decide how to deal with it. If you’re wondering if there is any way for you to stay connected to your child after their birth, or just want to provide your child with a loving household even though you cannot parent them, adoption is a choice that you may want to consider. Deciding to pursue adoption can be difficult if you don’t understand the adoption process and how to form an adoption plan. Thankfully, you won’t be alone throughout this process. Here at Adoption Choices of Arizona, we are committed to making the adoption process as smooth as possible for the birth mothers who seek our help. We are here to guide you through each step and clear up any confusion surrounding adoption.
Step One: Find an Adoption Agency
Your first step in creating your adoption plan will be to connect with an adoption agency. Adoption Choices of Arizona is a private adoption agency in Arizona that has multiple locations throughout the state. So whether you live in a big city, such as Phoenix, or are from a smaller town, Adoption Choices of Arizona is there to help you. Once you find a convenient location, you will be set up with a birth mother counselor to assist you with your adoption plan and guide you through each step.
Step Two: Choosing the Type of Adoption
Once you start your adoption plan, you will have to figure out what type of adoption you want to pursue. There are three options to choose from:
- Open Adoption: In an open adoption, your child will be able to communicate with you after they are placed with their adoptive parents, and you will be able to stay involved in their life. In many open adoptions, birth mothers can meet with their child in person as they grow up and maintain the highest level of communication out of all the adoption types.
- Semi-Open Adoption: In a semi-open adoption, you can still communicate with your child, but not as much as in an open adoption. Most forms of communication in a semi-open adoption are through emails, letters, and phone calls. You are still involved in your child’s life, but they won’t know you as well. This is an ideal choice for many adoptive parents because it allows the child to form a strong connection with them without removing their birth mother from their life.
- Closed Adoption: In a closed adoption, you will not be able to communicate at all with your child. They won’t know who you are, and you won’t know who their adoptive parents are, either. After your child is born, they will go home with the adoptive parents and you won’t see them again.
Step Three: Find the Adoptive Parents
If you move forward with open or semi-open adoption, your next step will be to choose the adoptive parents. You will be given the profiles of a few different families, and from those profiles, you will determine which families will be the best fit. You may want to consider each family’s living conditions, location, religion, race, and other characteristics to determine which parents are what you want for your child. After choosing the adoptive parents, you will be able to meet them in person to confirm your decision.
Step Four: Figure Out Birth Details
After finding the adoptive parents, your next step will be to figure out the details surrounding the day of your child’s birth. You will figure out what hospital you want to give birth at, who you want to be with at the time of the birth, and other important details. Figure this out ahead of time will relieve some of the stress surrounding birth and allow you to focus on labor instead of logistics.
Adoption Choices of Arizona is Here to Help
Adoption plans may seem overwhelming to new birth mothers. Still, when you seek an adoption agency like Adoption Choices of Arizona for help, your counselor will walk you through the adoption process to clear up any confusion. Choosing to place your child up for adoption isn’t easy, but know that you are showing great love towards your child and humility if you decide to go this route. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to Adoption Choices of Arizona.
For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are a prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!
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